The San Francisco 49ers are criss-crossing the country attending college Pro Days, and those events include a chance to hold one-on-one meetings with different prospects.
The 49ers sent a contingent to the North Carolina Pro Day on Tuesday, but they also had a presence at Louisiana Tech’s Pro Day. They showed particular interest in wide receiver Carlos Henderson, with Tony Pauline reporting they were one of three teams to meet with him Monday evening.
One of my favorite receivers in the draft (he's on my radar to be drafted by the 49ers), Henderson impressed scouts in positional drills, along with his WR buddy, sticky fingers Trent Taylor.
Henderson is viewed as a potential late day two pick. He is an explosive and highly productive playmaker with a nose for the end zone (scored five touchdowns in a game - twice). He is a smooth and fluid quick-twitch receiver with excellent quick feet and the suddenness breaking in and out of his cuts exploding with elusiveness (very slippery after the catch) and great burst and speed.
He displays impressive strong hands attacking and plucking balls in the air extending to make the grab, as well as top-notch vision and body control to make tough catches. Henderson showcases excellent burst off the line of scrimmage and deep speed to take the top off coverages, and terrific ball skills, winning contested catches with savviness and tremendous ball skills.
Henderson also displays the ability to take a short pass and run after the catch with a big gain utilizing his explosiveness, superb vision and instincts knifing and slipping through defenders with outstanding suddenness and making consecutive moves in a short area avoiding contact. He brings value in the return game as one of the top kick returners in the nation. With the 49ers devoid of playmakers at the receiving position, Henderson provides the reliability and consistent high production to be a playmaker in the 49ers scheme both as a receiver and a rusher, as well as a legitimate threat in the return game.